Digitizing sponsorChevrolet Division, General Motors Corpotation
DRAMATIZES THE BALANCE PERFORMANCE OF THE MODERN AUTOMOBILE, SHOWING HOW ALL PARTS WORK TOGETHER.
Onscreen footage: horse-drawn Borden's milk wagon (excellent), milkman delivering milk bottles; MCU milk bottle placed on front porch; baby playing with ribbon in baby carriage; middle aged man bouncing young child on his knee (grandson or granddaughter); Brinks armored car / truck, man with money bag steps into truck accompanied by armed guard; Brinks truck on urban street; man and woman riding on motorcycle; racing cars on speedway oval, wipeout: racing car crashes over guard rail into woods; great shot: tanks demolish old barn; VS 1935 General Motors car on beautiful concrete highway; late 1920s ambulance on suburban road ("Herman Kiefer Hospital"); ca. early 1930s passenger bus ("The Carcajou Special Coach"), EXT and INT shots (passengers playing cards on bus), very good; Sir Malcolm Campbell's "Bluebird" streamlined racing car (which broke speed records in the mid 1930s), shot of the "Bluebird" speeding on Daytona Beach, FL; British "pygmy" car (miniature automobile), being filled with gasoline (petrol); sturdy dump truck ("U.S. T.V.A") on gravel road, CU huge truck tires; grandmother with young boy and young girl in back seat of car; mid 1930s General Motors car on paved and dirt roads. All superb, high quality b/w.
September 19, 2016 Subject:
Detroit & Vicinity Mid 1930's
A wacky Jam Handy production for GM explaining (finally) the "balanced" Chevrolet. "Circles the airport" for 7 minutes before it lands. But some good shots of Lakeshore Blvd in Grosse Pointe, and lovely elm-lined streets in a very vibrant clean Detroit.
July 2, 2015 Subject:
Nice visuals, shame about the narration
Some of these old advertising films are great....if you mute the sound.
Great visuals of 1930s life, mixed in with repetitive, obnoxious narration.
Still, it's less than 7 minutes, so worth a look for the visuals.